Maïté Chénière

Maïté Chénière (Mighty)
My T. Ship: Hache d’argent

The Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève is pleased to present a set by Maïté Chénière (Mighty), developed over the course of her residency in the institution. This set will be activated during a live performance on September 12, 2019 at 9pm and visible in the Project Space until September 29.

Maïté Chénière adopts theoretical research, music, performance or video to create hybrid experiences. In her practice, she merges the cultural productions of racialized queer people, theoretical and popular knowledge to create an emancipatory discourse.

Mighty (Archipelagogo Club) is an Afro-futurist DJ and founding member of the House of ButchXtra. Through music, they travel in time and shed light on stories that have been ignored, in order to create a space of expression and gathering on the dancefloor for a multiplicity of bodies and identities.

The artist invites the audience to:
An alliance of synthetic fluids, deep light and archipelic bodies; “Hache d’argent” is a ship designed to descend into Drexciyan territory to meet the mutant maroons of the sea.
Powered by sonic energy, its hull deflects the rays of the hunt and it opens healing portals to bypass the ongoing disaster.

Maïté Chénière holds a Master’s degree in Visual Arts, CCC–Études critiques curatoriales cybermédias from HEAD – Geneva and a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. Prior to that she studied wind instrument repair and manufacturing at Newark College, England. She has presented performances at Un lieu pour respirer, Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Festival Les Urbaines, Lausanne, Théâtre de l’Usine, Cinéma Spoutnik, Geneva; D.A.F. Festival at the reliure, Geneva; Mains d’œuvres, Paris or at the Ateliers Claus, Brussels. Her work has also been presented at the Magical Solutions Congress, Leipzig; in Focale, Nyon; at the Spreechsaal Gallery, Berlin; at Circuits and Curents, Athens; at the Lac, Brussels, among others.

Cover image: Mighty
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